Candidates Cancel Fundraising, Events

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US Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney his running mate Paul Ryan hold a rally at Celina Fieldhouse in Celina, Ohio, October 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Now that Hurricane Sandy is almost upon the East Coast, Mitt Romney is canceling a slew of campaign stops in toss-up states expected to be hardest hit by the storm, according to one of his advisers. The Republican nominee was forced to call off scheduled events in Virginia, as President Barack Obama cancelled plans to fly to Ohio and Virginia for campaigning. Romney is also suspending his fundraising efforts in North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, and Pennsylvania until the storm passes.